Whitlenge Gardens featured on ITV – Alan Titchmarsh’s ‘Love Your Garden’ show.

The show involved Keith Southall giving Alan a tour of the gardens and Alan taking a great interest in Keith’s use of walls and water features. The picture shows Alan, Keith and Fran at the “Moon Gate”. So for a great family day out visit us at Whitlenge gardens set in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside.

National Garden Society Award

The National Garden Society have honoured Keith & Fran Southall with a plaque to celebrate that Whitlenge Gardens has been opened to the public as part of the NGS scheme for thirty years.

Why not come and visit the gardens, including the private garden, on June 26th and 27th and see for yourself how beautiful it is.


The Gardens

So come along and be inspired…

You are met at the garden entrance by the 8 foot ‘living’ statue of Hearne who won us a top RHS medal at Malvern Garden show, and now stands to protect us all here on your visit to Whitlenge.

From here you stroll through our Metal Hooped Pergola into our new “Garden of Thyme”, then through the Topiary gardens and into our “Walk of the Gods” with representations of the many and diverse spiritualties of the World. Turn the corner and you are onto the Deck walk over our Bog garden with the massive leaves of our Gunnera.

Go through the fascinating Log Arch Portal into the fairy kingdom and see the Hobbit Hole.

Then past the stone Folly and down to the biggest hobbit hole you will ever see.

Then walk through the twisted brick pillar pergola and around into the Whitlenge Cave.

Then through the Oak Rustic gate by the Koi pond and up into the top meadow where we then invite you to walk the sacred turf labyrinth where you can make your wish for the day.

As well as the impressive ponds and streams there are also many smaller water features including millstone, rock and cobble bubblers, and several wall and floor mounted water features plus many more inspiring ideas to fit gardens of all shape and sizes.

At the front of the house we have a scree garden that incorporates the cobble bubbler feature and also our Green man fountain, the inspiration for which is the English God of the wild wood.

Take a break in our

Restaurant & Tea Room

Tearoom and Gift Shop

After your exploration of the gardens you can relax and enjoy refreshments in our beautiful Restaurant and Gift shop.

We serve delicious homemade hot and cold meals from our extensive menu including seasonal specials, steaming soups, freshly prepared sandwiches and perfect paninis.

Our Gift shop adjoining our Tearoom has some unique and interesting gifts including fair-trade options and again where possible from local craftsmen and artists, just right for that ‘special’ little present that’s different from the High Street.

We also now have an outside Crafty Shop which has an extensive offering of gardening accompaniments.

There is disabled access to tearooms and gardens, and we welcome groups and cyclists.

Dogs are allowed on the nursery but not the Show Gardens.

“Excellent, efficient and friendly staff. Lovely Gardens, great afternoon tea!”

“Good walk round the Gardens, topped off with a slice of cake…yummy”

visit our

plant nursery and garden centre

Our well stocked garden centre and nursery is adjacent to the gardens. Like the display gardens it is open seven days a week 9am to 5pm (Sundays 10am to 5pm).

If you need an ‘Instant Garden’ it can be hard to find a good range of large, carefully grown plants with which to create that ‘instant’ effect.

Our nursery carries a large range of plants from popular perrenials and alpines to herbs and fruit trees, but is perhaps best known for its superb range of extra large specimen plants – especially useful for newer gardens.

For those larger plants, you can drive your car right up to our beds & show areas to load your chosen plants into your boot or we can deliver.

As you can imagine, when you’re choosing a lot of bedding or a few large specimen plants or trees this makes the whole process far easier than dragging a cart-full of plants hundreds of yards back across a full car park!

“Need an instant garden? Take a look at our extra large specimen plants!”

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